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Well folks, decision made.

It’s a sad thing, but I can’t compete. There’s too many others doing exactly the same thing – video archiving – there’s nothing unique or exciting about it anymore for me. Lately, I’m like “hey this is awesome! Can’t wait to share this online for others!!” – but then I look around, and there’s people also with dubs of the same content, and to put up my copy when there’s lots of others with the same thing is just wasting time. My greatest strength is audio. Always has been, and always will be.

The video side started when I bought a couple of second-hand video machines years ago and started keeping content. Then when net speeds improved, I started putting stuff online. But since then, there’s many people who are also doing the same thing, and for me there’s no real point to keep going now. I’m more or less passing on the baton to those who continue to do some great work and find the most incredible stuff (and make no mistake, their finds are absolutely AWESOME!) – I just don’t really see the point in me continuing that side of things when the stuff I have has already been uploaded by others from their own collections – it just results in duplicate content and wasted time and effort.

So I’m going back to my roots, which as I said has been audio, and always will be audio – recording, mastering, transfer, online, restoration and recovery of older material and what not.

The video side? Over to you 🙂

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**



K-Brand Socks tracks 1 to 6 – 1960
Side 1: Tracks KB1-3 – 1’18”, 3.0 MB, Mono
Side 2: Tracks KB4-6 – 1’22”, 3.0 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: Central Video Melbourne / W&G
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Arnott’s Saltines 25 sec – 67/ASB4/25 – 1967
Dur: 0’26”, 2.4 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Natec Sound Studios Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Arnott’s Nutra-Vite Biscuits 25 sec – Trk I22, 1965
Dur: 0’25”, 2.3 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Natec Sound Studios Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Uncle Toby’s Oats 30 sec – Tracks 335 and 336, FACB N 0570, 1972
: Dur 0’59”, 2.7 MB, Mono

Audio credit: United Sound Pty Limited Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Playtex Pty Ltd June 1973 Sale – Tracks 7 and 8, FACB N3247, 1973
Dur: 1’00”, 2.6 MB, Mono

Audio credit: United Sound Pty Limited Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**


Arnott’s Walnut Cookies – FACB MN 1627, 1973
Dur: 0’31”, 2.1 MB, Mono

Audio credit: United Sound Pty Limited Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Goodyear Polyglas Tyres – FACB M N732? – October 1970 – Tracks 644/645, 45″/30″
Dur: 1’18”, Mono, 3.0 MB

Audio credit: Eric Porter Productions
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Majestic Records (K-Tel) “Fantastic” – FACB MN 5287, 1974
Dur: 1’00”, Mono, 2.7 MB

Audio credit: Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Tanas – December 1963 – 2x 20 sec T/15/1 and 2
: Dur 0’40”, 2.4 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Castle Jackson Advertising
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Goodyear G:800 Radial Ply – 1966 – John Laws V/O
Side 1: Tracks 375 and 376 2x 25 sec – 0’53”, 2.4 MB, Mono
Side 2: Tracks 377 and 378 2x 45 sec – 1’32”, 3.1 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: R.P. Recording Services/George Patterson Pty Ltd
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**


Country Life Cigarettes: 2x 25 sec tracks 244 and 245 – 1964
Dur: 0’55”, 2.7 MB, Mono

Audio credit: George Patterson / Natec Sound Studios Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


4BC Jingles 45
Dur: 1’09”, 2.9 MB, Mono

Audio credit: CBC
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Swallows Crackers
Side 1: RSB 25/23-25 – 1’21”, 2.9 MB, Mono
Side 2: RSB 25/26-28 – 1’21”, 2.9 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: B.E.A. (Broadcast Exchange of Australia)
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Landrover – FACB VM 4811 – 1971
Side 1: LR/60B tracks 7 to 9, 3x 60 sec – 3’10”, 4.5 MB, Mono
Side 2: LR/60B track 10 – 1’06”, 2.6 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: Bill Armstrong Pty Ltd
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Landrover – FACB VM 4811 – 1971
Side 1: LR/30A tracks 1 to 4, 4x 30 sec – 2’11”, 3.6 MB, Mono
Side 2: LR/30A tracks 5 to 8, 4x 30 sec – 2’11”, 3.6 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: Bill Armstrong Pty Ltd
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**


Spalding Flite golf balls – 1964 – RS -1/64 tracks 1-4
Dur: 2’11”, 3.7 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Telefil / John Clemenger
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Dri-Glo Towels store promotion 45
Dur: 2’33”, 4.2 MB, Mono

Audio credit: EMI Custom Service
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Marshall Batteries – 1970 – FACB M NA368 – 6x 60 sec, MC.1 – MC.6
Side 1: MC.1 – MC.3 – 2’35”, 4.2 MB, Mono
Side 2: MC.4 – MC.6 – 2’38”, 4.3 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: AWA Custom Recording
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


**NB: The extra visual cues on the vinyl are the tags on their own



British Leyland: Five Star Deal (Austin Morris) – 6x 25 sec, FACB M N6126
Side 1: DC/25/25 – DC/27/25 – 1’20”, 3.3 MB, Mono
Side 1: DC/28/25 – DC/30/25 – 1’20”, 3.3 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: AWA Custom Recording
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Olympic Batteries – ROT.45/263, 45 sec spot – FACB V 7011, 1973
Dur: 0’45”, 2.2 MB, Mono

Audio credit: B.E.A. Recording (Broadcast Exchange of Australia)
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**



Mary Quant (cosmetics) – 6 x 45 sec RMQ 45-4 to 9 inclusive – 1967
Side 1 – Dur: 2’18”, 3.8 MB, Mono
Side 2 – Dur: 2’23”, 3.9 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: 2SM Commercial Production Unit Sydney/SRN/BOG
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


**Going by the label, this is apparently disc 2 – I’ve been unable to trace disc 1 anywhere.



Vicks 50 word radio commercials – 1960
Side 1: Vitamin C V/VCD 1/50 and Licorice V/HLCD/150 – Dur: 0’54”, 2.6 MB, Mono
Side 2: General spots V/MCD 1/50 and 2/50 – Dur: 0’55”, 2.7 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: EMI Custom Service
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Eveready/Coles 30 sec commercials – 1971 – 085.EV.2383,2384,2385
Dur: 1’36”, 3.3 MB, Mono

Audio credit: EMI Custom Service/J. Walter Thompson
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


EMI Twenty Country Tracks album radio commercials – FACB MN 9025, 1971 – 60″ and 30″
Dur: 1’34”, 3.3 MB, Mono

Audio credit: EMI Custom Service
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



RCA Promo Disc: Country Music Month, January 1979
Side 1: Three jingles by The Hawking Brothers, two promos, two beds – 3’15”, 4.6 MB, Mono
Side 2: One bed and fourteen artist drop in’s – 2’28”, 3.8 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: RCA Records/Country Music Australia
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**



Goodyear – Tracks 585-591, 6x 30 sec – 17th September 1969 FACB N5477
Side 1 – Dur: 1’29”, 3.1 MB, Mono
Side 2 – Dur: 1’32”, 3.1 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: Visound Audio Laboratories Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Leisuremaster Slacks and Jeans – 30 sec radio comms, tracks 1-3
Dur: 1’41”, 3.4 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Eric Porter Productions (AWA Custom?)
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


**NOTE: Track 3 has been crossed out on the vinyl and is responsible for the static type noise you hear throughout.


2GB/Macquarie: British Paints tracks 1-3
Dur: 1’24”, 3.2 MB, Mono

Audio credit: 2GB/Macquarie Broadcasting Service Pty Ltd
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Menthoids 25 sec track BML 233-25.1
Dur: 0’27”, 2.2 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Alan Dean Enterprises Pty Ltd
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Coopazine 2/Quick Acting Powder Dip – 1962
Side 1 – Dur: 0’18”, 2.1 MB, Mono
Side 2 – Dur: 0’12”, 2.0 MB, Mono


Audio credit: Harmony Recording Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


“V/Jet Jetting Fluid” tracks on Side 2 are unfortunately damaged beyond repair

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**


Caltex: 45 sec radio commercials “Superdiesel” (103/56, 57, 58) – 1972
Dur: 2’23”, 3.9 MB, Mono

Audio credit: EMI Custom Service
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Maples 5 sec tag – 1965 – FACB V263
Dur: 0’06”, 2.0 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Bruce Clarke’s Jingle Workshop Pty Ltd
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Olympic Tyres 25 sec spots – ROT 25/77-80 (side 1), ROT 25/81-84 (side 2) – FACB V M 2588
Side 1 – Dur: 1’16”, 2.8 MB, Mono
Side 2 – Dur: 1’17”, 2.9 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: B.E.A. (Broadcast Exchange of Australia)
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Neptune Oil Co. 8 x 25 sec spots – FACB VM 4316
Side 1 – Dur: 1’54”, 3.5 MB, Mono
Side 2 – Dur: 1’54”, 3.5 MB, Mono
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: Bill Armstrong Pty Ltd
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


**NOTE: The static on the first track on side 2 is a result of the track literally being crossed out with either chinagraph or texta. It still played through it though!**


Olympic Steelflex Radials – 45 sec, ROT 45/241 – FACB V M 6431, 1972
Dur: 0’46”, 2.4 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Bill Armstrong Pty Ltd
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**


Scanlen’s Metro Gum 7″ Single: The Dee Jays – The Metro Twist
Dur: 3’00”, 4.8 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Scanlens
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



Dingwall Canning Niere Robins Pty Ltd (FACB VM 2799) Aywon Thoroughbreds 5x 30″, 1x 60″
Side 1: 30 secs – AY321/1 Surf and Sun, AY321/2 Party, AY321/3 Barbecue (1’37” dur)
Side 2: 30 secs – AY321/4 Winter Sun, AY321/5 30 sec bed, AY321/6 60 sec bed (2’08” dur)
Side 1:
Side 2:
Audio credit: Dingwall Canning
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Lentheric Perfume – 2x 45 sec, FACB M N6540
Dur: 1’34”, 3.2 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Grace Gibson Recording Company Sydney / Insight Advertising
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Creative World: Allied Mills FACB A159 – Pantry Pack 4x 25 sec, BS-P.P-68-1 & 4
**NB: Side 2 has a reference tone and is not included on this mp3**
Dur: 1’49”, 3.7 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Creative World
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Menthoids MR 1/66 and MR 2/66, FACB 1966
Dur: 0’44”, 2.7 MB, Mono

Audio credit: British Medicinals / Birrell Advertising / EMI Custom Service
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**

**All discs courtesy of Chris Keating**


Arnott’s P.S. Crackers – 1972, Track 120
Dur: 0’31”, 2.3 MB, Mono

Audio credit: United Sound Pty Limited Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Arnott’s Tiffin Biscuits – 1972, Track 100
Dur: 0’29”, 2.4 MB, Mono

Audio credit: United Sound Pty Ltd Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Arnott’s Jatz Biscuits – 1971, Track 93
Dur: 0’30”, 2.2 MB, Mono

Audio credit: United Sound Pty Ltd Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Arnott’s Nutra Wheat – 1973, Track 139
Dur: 0’31”, 2.3 MB, Mono

Audio credit: United Sound Pty Ltd Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


Arnott’s Bright Time Biscuits – 1973, Track 128
Dur: 0’30”, 2.3 MB, Mono

Audio credit: United Sound Pty Ltd Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

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